Still snickering over the fact that half the wingnuttosphere has spent the day bemoaning the horrible customer service they get from a free service, all while thinking it is some vast conspiracy. Apparently Kthug finds this amusing, too.
At any rate, you want a conspiracy? How about a Kihnspiracy?
Where were you when I needed you?
And if any of the other previous bullshit from earlier threads today spills over into this thread, I am shutting this blog down, putting up a picture of Tunch’s ass, and having it autoplay Kajagoogoo every time you load the page.
i don’t get it. what’s a “kihnspiracy?” who/what is kihn?
What? No Rickroll? And here I thought you cared for us JC.
Christ, all I have to do is read the word “Kajagoogoo” and I’m stuck with that fucking earworm for two weeks.
@aisce: Kihnspiracy was the title of an album by the Greg Kihn Band. The band in the video.
Uh-oh, a Krug-a-launch!
Thus giving new meaning to:
Too shy shy
eye to eye
So we;ve been told you’re drinking. Which I doubt because when that occurs you usually stick up the GWB middle finger pic along with how deeply you are in love with whatever embattled front pager it happens to be this week.
Actually, now that i think about it. Louis L’Amour. Best writer ever, or greatest writer ever?
Kajagoogoo. Damn. I’m missing the cuddly Cole that just wished deaths in a fire.
Well at least we know what we have to do to finally get a pic of Tunch.
Kajagoogoo? Who cares? You’ve already inflicted the Greg Kihn Band on us. That’s like starting the torture with the waterboarding, then moving on to the comfy chair.
@The Dangerman: NOT HELPING, the Dangerman.
I’m off to look for an icepick.
Geez, get busy for a few days and the entire blog blows up. I for one, welcome Tunch’s ass.
So a month ago, I gave up posting menus on Thursdays because I was working on a couple of projects I wanted to focus on. Here I was planning my wonderful summer of creativity and travel, only to have it all blow up when my boss decided to leave for a long while and kind of just drop the business in my lap to run. Life, what happens when you are busy making other plans.
You kids have fun blowing up JC’s blog. I’ll check back later to see who survives.
Good lord, that is some shitty music.
Yes, it is probably OT but for an article on the causes of the Mississippi flooding, may I recommend:
[and much more interesting that that damn band!]
Yea, apparently Blogger.com is having some major problems and a lot of their blog are acting goofy. No problems with my blogger blog at first glance. I don’t write anything on it, but I like to keep it looking good, which is what is most important.
Look at that! Beserkley records! No wonder left wing commies love the Greg Kihn Band! I hear he played at Brezhnev’s funeral!
So, Republicans think the free market is the solution to everything. They take advantage of free services (which they pay nothing for) and then are shocked that they suck – either all the time or at least periodically. One of the core tenets of the free market is that ‘you get what you pay for’ is, in theory, a self-correcting end state of the process.
Personally, I think the expectation of free services has been one of the worst cancers on America. It’s completely distorted how many people view value and the value of work. It’s not like I pay for my search engine, so I’m hardly immune to the effects, but if you think that something you value isn’t worth paying for directly – either in dollars or labor – you’re just racing toward disappointment with the world.
Go REDS!! beat them redbirds.
Thanks, that was interesting. This weather is freaking insane.
Yeah, Greg Kihn is one of those acts that I never understood how they became remotely popular. I mean, someone like Hootie & the Blowfish or Nickelback I don’t like, but I can at least see the appeal in terms of being catchy etc.
Greg Kihn Band put out plodding monotonous midtempo bullshit, and somehow hit the charts with it. Just baffling.
I mean, when Weird Al parodies your biggest hit, and his version is actually better musically than yours, you’ve got problems.
Meh, I liked this song and Kajagoogoo. BRING IT! Beside. Tunch is cute.
Oh, and I finally just finished my fence and gate. It was 99% done except that one of the hinges needed to be adjusted for the dutch door to work properly. 8 screws hold the hinge in place. 8 screws sheared in half trying to back them out. I will never buy screws at Lowes again after this. But after a day of coring out broken screws and assorted other hells it’s all back together and working perfectly. Now to fix the at least two sprinkler leaks from the fence project.
The best news is that the repair was done without swearing and losing my temper. Quite an accomplishment for me and my Irish ways.
I’ve started baking cubed sweet potatoes, lightly coated in oil and then rolled in freshly picked and shredded rosemary and oregano. It’s so much better than anyway I’ve eaten them before.
Am I the last one to know about this?
Cole is torturing us. We need a diversion.
Anyone want to argue about racism?
I was. You just informed me. Thanks!
Man music videos were nightmare fuel back then.
Hilariously, Althouse has become aware of her error:
Needless to say, now that she’s corrected herself she’s still wrong, just in a new way.
USA Today found that in 2004 98% of the money donated by Google employees to federal candidates went to Democrats. First, Althouse claimed that 98% of Google employees not only donated but donated to Democrats, now she’s claiming 98% of the ones that did donate gave to Democrats. Chances are, neither is true – though the latter is probably closer to the truth.
Any guesses as to whether she’ll correct herself again?
PS it’s worth pointing out that the amount of money just isn’t that enormous – $207,650 to all federal candidates. One couple attending a black-tie fundraising dinner with maximum checks to the candidates for President, Senate, and just a handful of nearby House races (say, 6 of them) could easily account for $16,000 – and that’s in the General election; you could double that with donations in the Primary. The amount of money raised from all employeesof Google in all federal races is just about what a single mid-level Bush bundler might have scraped together just for the Presidential election in the same year. Heck, it’s only about four times what Balloon Juice readers pitched in to the Obama campaign in 2008. And though I’d be pleasantly surprised to be wrong, I don’t think any of us are internet billionaires.
You promise us Tunch’s arse – and then give us Kajagoogoo?? – that is … just … sick, no: cruel.
I hated the 1980s British synthpop that Kajagoogoo was part of more than I disliked disco during my 1970s teenage years — disco was at least danceable, and not full of plasticky synth sounds and whiny vocals.
Since I can’t quite discern a topic to this post, I’ll assume this is an open thread and link to something that warms the heart of many a Malaysian — Singapore-bashing.
(No real malice is intended. My relatives on my mother’s side are from Singapore.)
@Warren Terra: I blame gastritis.
John, Tunch’s ass is to big for your front page.
Greg MF-ing Kihn. This made my day!
Head of I.M.F. Arrested in New York and Accused of Sexual Attack
Breaking news on the NYTimes
They don’t write ’em like that anymore!
Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason
@Corner Stone: Greatest [western] writer ever. Definitely. Sorry I have to qualify it, but there you go.
From memory: “I’ve been all over the west, on horseback and on foot. When I write about a spring, it’s there, and the water is good to drink.”
Since western plots and characters are all pretty much cut from the same cloth, knowing the land is what boosts him into the “greatest” category.
Hmmm. I’m thinking Elmore Leonard and Donald Hamilton gave Louis a run for his money, though. They managed to write a couple of non-cookie cutter characters. The guy in “Two-Shoot Gun” for instance.
Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason
@Amir_Khalid: Funny. Those of us on the other side of the planet aren’t always aware of the subtleties of two places jammed up next to each other by geography. It’s just [hand-wave] Asia, amirite?
After the last coupla days on here, Our Love’s In Jeopardy (baby). Call me an old musician (cause I am), but at least Greg and the boys played “instruments.” You kids get off my lawn now.
I saw the Greg Kihn Band at the Barbarian in Rapid City SD in 1983 or 1984. Relatively big radio hit and they couldn’t even get the biggest bar in a crappy little town. Wiley Gustafson (the guy that does the Yahoo yodel for yahoo.com) had a band called The Talk that drew way better than Kihn.
PS: When are we all gonna start getting mad at Sully again? Focus, people.
@Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason: Or thereabouts.
And there’s always some little squabble or other going on between Malaysia and Singapore. Singapore was once a state in Malaysia; that ended in 1965 after just 23 um, eventful months, when our prime minister (he never got on with theirs) announced that Singapore had been booted from the Federation. Which must sound especially weird to an American, whose country fought a war to keep states from leaving.
@TaMara (BHF): I must have caught your last thursday post because I made some yummy cream of potato soup with cheese not that long ago. I hope you don’t give it up permanently – i would really miss it!
@Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason: Actually, that post came from a FYWP double post of my comment right above it. So I decided to edit and go with it.
For some odd reason I’ve been wanting to read Lando by LL again, even though I’ve read it maybe 30 times by now and could quote pages of text.
So I went yesterday and bought it at half-price books for $1.25.
Is this the fucking reason you trotted out -Kookoocachoo- Kajagoogoo?
That’s from their Wikipedia page. “Fan demand” ??!??!
Some memories of the ’80s were better left buried….
Not sure we’d be willing to repeat that mistake, to be honest.
Davis X. Machina
We need a Chumbawumba-Kajagoogoo-Bananarama-Oingo Boingo reunion tour, if only for the t-shirt.
so is the posting of the Kihnspiracy video really a hidden message the John has second thoughts about secret plans to join the Coles and ABL through matrimony?
I completely missed all the kerfuffle, but Cole’s idea is so intriguing, I am wondering where I can sign up to spread some bullshit.
Greg Kihn is the morning deejay at KFOX here in the Bay Area – rock and Sharks! He’s a good guy.
Brother Shotgun of Sweet Reason
@Corner Stone: I just reread his all-time best a couple of weekends ago: The Sackett Brand.
The vignettes of all his kin on the way to the Mogollon Rim to back him up are my favorite bits.
“There’s talk that forty hands from the Lazy A have got Tell Sackett cornered under the Mogollon Rim.”
“We’ll have to ride fast, then. We don’t want Tell to kill ’em all afore we get there.”
Ok, so here’s the relevant Weird Al video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ
@Scamp Dog: Nice to see Kihn an the end of the video. Showed he didn’t mind Weird Al poking fun at him and his song.
That would be fucking EPIC!
Tunch’s ass, that is. The Kajagoogoo–not so much.
From the too much information department:
The girl in the kakajuju video is Dennis Miller’s wife.
Greg Kihn is awesome…but the mention of Kajagoogoo in the same post makes you an evil SOB Mr Cole. ‘Nuff said.
@Davis X. Machina: well only if you can get the Tom Tom Club to open for them
He always seemed like a good guy. I used to buy records from Greg Kihn when he worked at Rather Ripped Records at Hearst and Euclid in Berkeley. They specialized in imports and bootlegs (which resulted in an infamous raid).